California state budget
Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.
The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.
More and more online shopping sites are dropping California merchants as a result of the state’s new requirement that out of state retailers collect sales tax from California shoppers.
California’s State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Assemblywoman Connie Conway offer opposing views on what Gov. Jerry Brown should do now that he’s vetoed the state budget, but both agree his decision came as a surprise.
Two bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.
Governor Brown shares his optimism that a budget deal will soon be reached with Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, but they have concerns about education funding and the future work force.
The Bay Area Council backs Governor Brown’s mix of tax extensions and spending cuts to close the state’s budget, but would like to see pension reform.
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown projected a budget shortfall of $28.1 billion at a budget forum Wednesday, higher than earlier estimates of $25.4 billion.
Governor-elect Jerry Brown plans on re-appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finance director in charge of the state budget.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday announced a special session of the Legislature to take up a $6 billion deficit that emerged just weeks after he signed the state budget.